Henry Ford Hospital launches program to enhance patient safety, reduce workplace injuries

IMAGE: A Henry Ford Hospital patient is moved using the newly-installed equipment as part of Project Mobility. view more  Credit: Henry Ford Health System DETROIT (June 14, 2021) – Henry Ford Hospital has partnered with Atlas Lift Tech, Inc. and Arjo Diligent Clinical Consultants to launch a program aimed at enhancing the safety of patients and team…

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SAGE’s 10-year impact awards honor research with influence 10 years after publication

Authors of three scientific papers–two from the social and behavioral sciences (SBS) and one from science, technology, and medicine (STM)–are receiving SAGE Publishing’s second annual 10-Year Impact Awards. The awards recognize the authors of papers published in SAGE Journals 10 years prior that have since received the most citations of all studies published the same…

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New studies identify how tuberculosis destroy the lungs and how to protect them

IMAGE: Detail from an image of the 3D ’tissue like’ culture system developed at the University of Southampton. view more  Credit: University of Southampton Two new studies have cast unprecedented light on disease processes in tuberculosis, identifying key genetic changes that cause damage in the lungs and a drug treatment that could speed up recovery. Tuberculosis…

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Scientists explain the crucial role of motor proteins in cell division

Proper chromosome segregation into two future daughter cells requires the mitotic spindle to elongate in anaphase. However, although some candidate proteins are implicated in this process, the molecular mechanism that drives spindle elongation in human cells has been unknown, until now! Researchers at the Croatian Ruđer Bošković Institute (RBI) have discovered the exact molecular mechanism…

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Drug rebates for insurers tied to higher costs for patients, especially the uninsured

Federal agencies that regulate drug pricing and healthcare insurance are concerned that an industry practice of using rebates to lower drug costs for insurers has led to increases in list prices and out-of-pockets costs for patients. To investigate whether patients with or without insurance were paying more because of rebates to insurers, researchers led by…

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New Web Tool Fights Antibacterial Resistance

In 1943, two scientists named Max Delbrück and Salvador Luria conducted an experiment to show that bacteria can mutate randomly, independent of external stimulus, such as an antibiotic that threatens a bacterial cells’ survival. Today the Luria-Delbrück experiment is widely used in laboratories for a different purpose–scientists use this classic experiment to determine microbial mutation…

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Endocrine Society applauds AMA resolution supporting access to gender-affirming care

WASHINGTON–The Endocrine Society–a professional organization of more than 18,000 health care providers and scientists worldwide–praised the American Medical Association’s House of Delegates for passing a resolution opposing efforts to criminalize medical care for transgender youth. The resolution, which cites the Endocrine Society’s Clinical Practice Guidelines on transgender care, makes it AMA policy to oppose the…

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